[tex-live] Problem with ltmgr?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Tue Jan 18 11:39:16 CET 2011

On Di, 18 Jan 2011, Marc van Dongen wrote:
> I assume that tlmgr uses the UMASK settings of the user who's running 
> the command. Am I right? If yes, then I'm not sure if this is a 

tlmgr does not do anything in this respect, that means if the user
runnin gtlmgr has a restrictive umask, this will inherit to the
installed files.

> the main TL directory is owned by root. Wouldn't it be nicer if one 
> could install TL with some form of option which determines the file 
> protection mode of the main TL directory? (If there is such an option 
> then I apologise because I never noticed it....) 

No there is none, and most probably will never be.

Best wishes

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